[Rd] AIX testers needed

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 29 08:27:30 CEST 2007

With much thanks to Ei-ji Nakama, R 2.5.0 alpha supports building on AIX 
(at least AIX 5.2 on one system).

Would anyone able to test this please get the latest tarball from


and try installing (after reading the AIX notes in R-admin.html section 

In particular it would be very helpful to know if

1) --enable-BLAS-shlib works (it is the default everywhere except AIX and 

2) if people succeed in installing GNU libiconv and building without 
needing --without-iconv.

I am Cc:ing all the people I tracked down who reported attempted AIX 
installations in 2006 in the hope that they may still be interested.

Please report success and any hints or problems in the R-devel list.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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